In the beauty industry, there’s no shortage of products across the makeup and skincare categories that promise to give you glowing skin. As a beauty writer, I’ve tried the vast majority of them—from dewy foundations, highlighters, and self-tanners to cleansers, serums, exfoliators, and beyond. Throughout my years of testing these glow-giving products, I’ve learned something. That is, I want the instant gratification I get from makeup products, and I also want long-term benefits from skincare products (in other words, I want to have my cake and eat it, too). That’s why I gravitate towards products that combine skincare and makeup elements into a single hybrid formula.
I keep a variety of these hybrid products in my beauty collection, and each one is noteworthy. However, I have to admit that I’m most excited about the newest addition. It’s an innovative product that’s one part serum, one part highlighter, and one part mixing medium. Since it doesn’t sit squarely in a single category, it’s incredibly versatile (I use it in 3 different ways). I’ve only been using it for a couple of weeks, but I’m officially hooked, thanks to the effortless glow it creates. Keep scrolling to read my full review.